1902 Victorian Edward VII Coronation Cup Weymouth, John Bagg, Mayor

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This is an original 1902 commemorative English pottery Edwardian Coronation ceramic cup or beaker from Weymouth, England, and in beautiful condition. It celebrates the coronation, and mentions esteemed Weymouth mayor, John Bagg. He is also known for organizing and collecting funds for the Queen Victoria Statue in Weymouth today, which was also unveiled in 1902. Weymouth is in the county of Dorset. It sits on a bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel.

Text on cup reads:
Presented to the Sunday School Scholars of Weymouth
Image of early ship and an armorial:
"Arms of Weymouth and Melcombe-Regis" banner
John Bagg, Mayor
2 images marked:
"Her Majesty Queen Alexandra"
"His Majesty King Edward VII"
On the occasion of the Coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII 1902
Bottom mark: "Made Abroad," see photo.

On the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Albert Edward became king emperor as Edward VII, and his wife Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia 1844-1925) as Queen-Empress, which she held until Edward's death in 1910. The coronation as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire occurred at Westminster Abbey in London in August of 1902.

Source, Newspaper: The Times of Greater London, England, Sat, Aug 23, 1902, Page 7: "The Victoria and Albert (Royal Yacht) remained at anchor in Weymouth Bay through Thursday night. The town front was brilliantly illuminated. At a late hour, there was an immense gathering of townspeople at the end of the pier, within almost hailing distance of the Victoria and Albert. The mayor (Mr. John Bagg) delivered a short speech expressing the devotion and loyalty of the people of Weymouth to the throne, offering a warm welcome to King Edward and Queen Alexandra. At his invitation, the National Anthem was sung, and hearty cheers were given for their majesties. The Victoria and Albert was brilliantly lit up. At 3 o'clock yesterday morning, his Majesty's yacht weighed anchor, and escorted by the Crescent, slipped quietly away to the westward. The mayor of Weymouth has received the following letter: "Sir, i have received his Majesty's command to convey to you the expression of their majesties' appreciation of the loyal display of illuminations, with which the corporation and inhabitants of Weymouth greeted the arrival of their majesties' in the Royal Yacht off Weymouth Bay yesterday evening. The King directs me to say that he was greatly pleased. I have the honour & c. E.S.E. Childers." The King's message was given great satisfaction in the town."

This piece was found in Topsham, Devon, England. The condition is excellent, and it is assumed it was made in fairly small number for the Weymouth Sunday School Scholars.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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